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Monday, September 29, 2014

Supreme Court Reverses Injunction to Block Early Voting Cutbacks in Ohio

I'm too displeased to come up with anything creative to say and you've heard it all from me before. Here it is from Talking Points Memo:

The Supreme Court said early voting cutbacks in Ohio can go into effect on Monday, reversing an order by a federal judge to block the state's restrictive voting law.

The Court's decision came within one day of when Ohioans would have been able to head to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections.

The Supreme Court's decision to reverse the injunction — which was upheld by an appeals court last week — was divided 5-4 along ideological lines. The request was submitted to Justice Elena Kagan, who turned the matter to the full court.

The next step is for the lower courts to consider whether the Ohio law is valid on the merits.

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